Since 1969, restaurant, hotel, travel & other witty reviews by a handpicked, worldwide team of discerning professionals—and your views, too.
NEW

Cure Restaurant & Bar

55 Mill St. (S. Main St.) Send to Phone
860-321-7821
The Farmington Valley's happening hangout is named for the bacon it cures in-house, but its strongest remedies are wood-smoked cocktails and comfort foods prepared with ingredients from local farms.

Cuisine
Open
Lunch & Dinner daily, Brunch Sat.-Sun.
Open late Mon.-Sat.
Features

* Click here for rating key

Cure Restaurant & Bar Restaurant Review

: Bacon: It's practically a food group these days. So, a rustic-cool restaurant with exposed brick and unfinished wood plank walls that evokes the feel of stepping inside a hipster smokehouse ought to be a win with six flavors of house-cured bacon. But these slabs of meat are often exceedingly fatty even when requested well done. What keeps us coming back? The hard-to-find regional beers on tap, and wood smoke-infused cocktails like Manhattan's Old Fashioned made with small-batch bourbon, vermouth and muddled lemon, orange and cherry, with an aroma that can chase away a hassle-filled day. We prefer the bar’s house-cut truffle duck fat Parmesan fries. Also try the sweet chili-laced calamari, shareable plates including the tender braised short rib and kimchi sliders, and unusual farm-fresh dishes like warm spaghetti squash seasoned with chèvre, olives, almonds and lemon zest. Entrées of Atlantic-caught swordfish with bacon and sweet potato hash, and mac ‘n’ cheese with bacon and truffle oil are filling, but it’s worth sharing sweets such as fruit preserve-filled beignets with yogurt from Griffin Farmstead in East Granby.



AMERICA'S TOP RESTAURANTS

Discover the best female chefs, top pizzerias and stellar seafood restaurants with GAYOT's Top 10 lists of the best restaurants in America.